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The Health of AA&NHPIs Served at Health Centers: UDS 2015

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Policy and Advocacy, Programs and Services, Quality Improvement, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Research and Data, Enabling Services (ES), AA&NHPIs

Year Developed: 2016

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)

Language: English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization.)

Resource Summary: This factsheet examines patient demographics and utilization of health services at health centers serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs) at health centers from the 2015 UDS dataset. It highlights the differences between these centers and the national average of all health centers in the United States. Data analysis from this report highlights the multiple needs and barriers experienced by AA&NHPIs seen in AA&NHPI-serving health centers. The greatest disparity is seen for hepatitis B, where the percentage of patients with hepatitis B is four times greater in AA&NHPI-serving health centers. Despite the high disease burden of its patient population, AA&NHPI-serving health centers have statistically significant better screening rates and health outcomes for hepatitis B, Pap smears, hypertension and diabetes. These outcomes are partially attributable to the substantially higher number of enabling services (ES) provided to support quality outcomes.

Resource Details: This report gathers data from the 2015 Uniform Data System (UDS) report to examine the national averages for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI) serving health centers and the national averages of health centers in the United States. It provides data to help advance a better understanding of AA&NHPI-serving health centers and identify priorities and opportunities to improve AA&NHPI health.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.